December and January are those two golden months which are, more or less, ideal to visit any place. These are the two months where you can see the best side of every place, be it a beach or a hill station. You may be freezing, but you’ll definitely have a great time. Here are some January holiday destinations that can sort out your vacation plans.
If you are a winter person, Narkanda is definitely for you. Shimla and Manali are too crowded, so if you want to really explore, you should visit Narkanda. You can stay in the quiet village of Tikker which is 26 kms away from Narkanda. If you choose to stay at V Resorts Tikker Narkanda, you can wake up surrounded by tall pine trees, the landscape of Himalayas everywhere and red apples hanging in the apple orchard. For January holiday destinations, this can prove to be one of the best places to experience nature. Also, if you want something slightly more commercial, visit Shimla, which is just 60 kms away from this stunning village.
If you don’t want to die freezing, this can be your go-to destination. Murud is a coastal village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. The place is most famous for a fort named Murud-Janjira; moreover, there are more forts to explore like Kasa Fort, Korlai Fort, Khokari tombs and more. Laze on the stunning horse-shoe shaped beach and enjoy the tranquillity of nature. Plus, it’s perfect to take your family for a quick yet fun vacation!
If you have doubts about which Murud beach resort to stay at, you can choose V Resorts Mahua Bagh Murud for a holistic experience. From village tours and a bonfire, to picnic lunches and spa, you will have ample things to do around this January holiday destination. The resort is 6 kms away from Murud Beach, so that’s sorted. Alibaug, is 46 kms away from the beach resort, so you can make a quick trip there too.
This beach in South India, Kerala is famous for its hippie culture. Kovalam is full of hippie vibes and is less crowded than Goa. This beach town is 18.7 kms (45 min drive) from Trivandrum. For a nice and comfortable stay, you can choose V Resorts Kovalam. With commodious rooms, an open garden, terrace with a rooftop restaurant and wide balconies to enjoy the view, this is a conveniently located resort.
You can wander around the Kovalam beach market where you will find all kinds of seafood, a variety of shawls, clothes, vintage jewellery and paintings that make great for souvenirs. You can also sit on the beach for hours and look at the huge waves coming at you. Also, don’t miss out the sunset on the beach and the lighthouse which gives you a panoramic view of Kovalam. This is one of those January holiday destinations where you won’t have to worry about finding good light for clicking pictures.
Kullu is the capital town of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the more popular January holiday destinations and honeymoon destinations. If you plan to stay at a place which complements the surroundings, V Resorts Conifer Chalet Kullu is the perfect match. Located barely 4 kms from Bhuntar Airport and 8 kms before Kullu city, it is situated in the midst of Kullu Manali Valley. The cottage rooms and a large family suite with traditional wooden furnishing will keep you warm and comfortable.
Kullu will become one of your favourite January holiday destinations in no time. The Beas river flowing between Manali and Largi, the pine and deodar forest, stunning apple orchards and ancient temples with rich culture — it’ll be hard to leave to for the city once you’ve experienced this.
The party capital of the country (well, one of), Goa is rich in culture and of course, partying. This former Portuguese province is always bustling with some festival or the other. It also happens to be extremely rich in flora and fauna. You can find comfortable resorts in Goa near Calangute beach. There are enough forts, churches and various heritage sites to give you a sense of its history. Amongst other January holiday destinations, Goa is a stunning place in every sense.
Being one of the most happening January holiday destinations, especially among friends, it is like a pilgrimage for party animals, especially around this time.
Kotagiri is the third largest and oldest hill station in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Situated at 5,883 ft above the sea level, the hill station is tucked away in the Nilgiris. If you are looking for January holiday destinations near Bangalore, it is 303 kms (7 h 23 min) away from Bangalore. You can stay in the V Resorts Kotagiri Villa which is 8.1 kms away from the main city and 22 kms from Ooty. The resort is an ideal base to explore the Mettupalayam valley, tea plantations, and Ooty. Don’t miss out on the campfire dinner to make your trip even more exciting.